Title: He Said/ She Said
Author: Erin Kelly
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Date Started: April 5, 2017
Date Finished: April 11, 2017
*I would like to thank the publisher, author, and NetGalley for providing an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This book was so much more than I expected. Erin Kelly knows how to write suspense in a way I have hoped to see from so many other books that had such large hype surround them. In fact, this is exactly what I was hoping to read when I was reading books like Girl on the Train.
He Said/She Said is a story about perception. And depending on who you listen to, you will get a completely different story. We as readers and society are easily swayed. The main characters of the novel, Kit and Laura, witness a sexual assault in the minutes following a solar eclipse. This encounter forever changes their lives, as they are called to testify in the subsequent court case. And here is where I make the book sound really cheesy by saying “it all comes down to what he says versus what she says.” If I had read that before reading the book, I would have rolled my eyes and moved onto the next book. And that’s where you would be mistaken. I just can’t say anymore without giving anything away. Just trust me, and give it a shot.
This book was well paced and kept me wrapped up in the story, always curious to know what developed next, in order to get the complete story. There were points I thought I knew where the book was going, and I got so mad on a personal level that I contemplated putting it down permanently, but I am so glad I kept going. The execution of the plot was perfect.
I guess I should not have been surprised that such an accomplished author could write such a well composed novel. Kelly is, after all, the mind behind Broadchurch, a book I have been meaning to read for ages so that I can then watch the show (which just happens to feature the best Doctor ^.^ )
Overall, 4/5 moose